Specialist Podiatrist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This position would suit an individual working at Band 6 or someone who is working at Band 5 level and wants to progress to a Band 6 as a development opportunity. For successful progression to Band 6 the successful candidate will undertake competency based learning within 12mths from appointment.

Do you want to work in one of the nation's areas of outstanding natural beauty, delivering care with the scenic Lake District Fells as your back drop? Not only that, the North Cumbria Podiatry Department have received an outstanding achievement through the We Care Audit and we have been award 'Best team supporting learning' and 'Best learning opportunities' with the trust.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and organisational skills, alongside a good sense of humour and team focused.

The Department has a good skill mix including advanced and specialist Podiatrists, Podiatry assistants and administrative staff. Currently we maintain high risk, biomechanics and nail surgery caseloads. As a specialist podiatrist you will triage and treat a variety of podiatric problems and provide foot health education to patients and other stakeholders.

Opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas are available by our close links with the multi-disciplinary diabetic foot team and North Cumbria MSK service.

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

  • Formulate and deliver individual treatment plans using assessment, reasoning and clinical decision-making using your specialist knowledge and evidence based practice and guidelines.
  • Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment plans using evidence based medicine/guidelines and recognise when additional support and advice is needed.
  • To be responsible for the escalation of patients presenting with complex conditions outside the scope of practice (expertise/knowledge and skills) to an advanced podiatrist/appropriately experienced podiatrist.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients/service users in your care
  • To undertake self-directed/lone working in a variety of locations, including patients' homes.
  • Plan and organise efficiently and effectively own clinical caseload.
  • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous patient record

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oBSc Podiatric Medicine or equivalent qualification
  • oLocal anaesthesia certificate
  • oHealth Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration


  • Pharmacology certificate.
  • Certificate in radiology

Knowledge & experience


  • oPrevious experience working in the NHS
  • oKnowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and management of high-risk foot
  • oKnowledge of UK NHS Podiatry services
  • oUnderstanding of Primary care
  • oUnderstanding of relevant NHS Policies


  • Experience working in a specialist area

Personal Circumstances


  • oMust have full clean UK driving licence and access to own transport, including business insurance.

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Ability to assess new patients and provide appropriate treatment based on individual need of patients and care planning.
  • Ability to manage designated caseloads.
  • Ability to manage own time, prioritise tasks, work independently and under own initiative and multi-task.
  • To have good organisational and timekeeping skills.
  • To have a highly developed level of manual dexterity for the use of surgical instruments, including scalpels and needles.
  • To be able to work in restricted positions, particularly when carrying out domiciliary visits to accommodate patient needs.
  • Ability to carry out, analyse and interpret results of various specialist assessments within scope of practice.
  • Able to adapt to change and resolve problems.
  • Work unsupervised.
  • High levels of concentration during treatment and to be able to deal with unexpected situations (e.g. emergencies).
  • Exercise individual responsibility and judgement.
  • Able to remain calm while under pressure
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, other health care professional's carers and patients.
  • Receives information concerning patients/clients history, sensitive issues, and some patients with communication difficulties: requires persuasive, reassurance skills.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Undertake clinical audits, as necessary to own work/ regularly undertake R& D trials/ clinical trials.
  • Performance manage staff when indicated. oAbility to supervise less experienced members of the podiatry team.

Other Requirements


  • The ability to work at and travel to various sites throughout North Cumbria.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory health screening.
  • Acts in a way that supports equity and diversity (level 1).


  • Documented evidence of Hep B vaccination

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Podiatry Department


CA14 2RW

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